So on a good note the return of the Big Bang Theory was fuckin awesome unlike the return of Peep Show which hit its peak two seasons ago and should have disappeared after the last episode of Season 4 when Mark and Sophie had their big wedding disaster which left Mark and Jeremy back living together. The way they have tried to stretch the show since has been poor and unimaginative and not in tone with the first four series. Of course their is still the occassional funny moment but their so few and far between I would rather be watching reruns of season 1-4.
When should the producers pull the plug on a show or are they just concerned with easy series stocking fillers for Xmas. I think strangely enough the one channel that bas managed their shows very cleverly is the BBC. Did you know their has been 81 episodes of Prison Break compared to 64 episodes of Only fools and Horses. The original and best The Office had two series consisting of 6 episodes and a two part Xmas Special one year, so 14 episodes in total. Its American not funny version is currently on episode 101.
Another example is the Royle Family, which I still watch anytime I see it on UK gold. It was a wonderful show about a working class family and easily my favourite ktchen sink drama. It had a total of 22 episodes, wheres for example Roseanne went on for eleven years where in season 2 it was the top rated show in america and by its last season was scraping into the top 50.
Ive no idea why the BBC are less guilty or draw the series to a conclusion alot sooner than its US counterparts and even Channel four to a lesser extent which has let Shameless and Peep Show go into a bit of a freefall. But I would like some answers on a postcard.
coke, mousse and snes
9 years ago